Satellite Data for Adjudications in Idaho

by Hal N. Anderson, Idaho Dep of Water Resources, Boise, ID, USA,
David B. Shaw, Idaho Dep of Water Resources, Boise, ID, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


A succession of events following a lawsuit by a power company against the state of Idaho has led to a general adjudication for a majority of the Snake River basin in Idaho. Past adjudication efforts in Idaho are small when compared to the 40,000 to 200,000 potentially affected water rights within the Snake River basin. It has been decided that modifications to current manual mapping and data handling techniques is necessary. Incorporating remote sensing and G. I. S. should provide the most efficient methods for handling the large amounts of information required to complete portions of the adjudication effort. These remote sensing and G. I. S. data will be used as base line data when taking water right claims. Also these data will be compared with completed or in-progress water right files to isolate potential problems, confusion and duplicate or missing information.

Subject Headings: Arbitration | Satellites | Hydrologic data | Water rights | Rivers and streams | Water resources | Mapping | Sensors and sensing | Idaho | United States

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